Ultrastructural studies on selected elements of the extracellular matrix in the developing rat lung alveolus.

@article{Wasowicz1998UltrastructuralSO,
  title={Ultrastructural studies on selected elements of the extracellular matrix in the developing rat lung alveolus.},
  author={Marcin Wasowicz and Wieslawa Biczysko and Andrzej K. Marszałek and Shigeo Yokoyama and Iwao Nakayama},
  journal={Folia histochemica et cytobiologica},
  year={1998},
  volume={36 1},
  pages={3-13}
}
As the respiratory system adapts to the extrauterine life, the extracellular matrix (ECM) plays an important structural and regulatory role during its development. Therefore the purpose of this investigation was to analyze ultrastructurally several elements of extracellular connective tissue during the process of rat lung development. Morphological observations were mainly focused on the terminal part of respiratory system. To outline different components of connective tissue network, several… CONTINUE READING